Joan is a winner of the prestigious wedding Industry Experts Award as the finest wedding officiant in Ottawa. Joan is proud of her aboriginal heritage. She respects and values other cultures, faiths, traditions and lifestyles. Joan born and raised in Ottawa is a long time resident of the Metcalfe community south of Ottawa.Her passion is the theatre. Joan brings a respectful and thoughtful presence to ensuring your special wedding ceremony uniquely reflects your wishes. Joan enjoys time spent working on her stained glass art, singing and acting in amateur musical theatre but especially being with family and her dogs at her second home, the log cabin her parents lovingly built, in her beloved Gatineau Hills at Low, Quebec. Joan is licensed in both Ontario and Quebec to conduct weddings. With a warm considerate and nurturing approach, Joan welcomes the opportunity to assist you in creating a cherished and memorable occasion. Caution: she books up quickly.
Ann is a resident of Gloucester. She is fluently bilingual in English and French, and as a Bonacci, she also has a sprinkle of Italian. When Ann is not conducting wedding ceremonies she is spending time with her family. Her warm energy will put you at ease and her goal is to make your ceremony memorable. She has a deep respect for other cultures and faiths. Ann is licenced in Ontario and Quebec, and she would be honoured to work with you both to conduct a memorable wedding ceremony of your choosing.
Shari is an outgoing, positive person, who is caring and thoughtful of others. She is comfortable working with couples from a variety of backgrounds to make their wedding day all it can be. As your officiant, Shari is committed to helping you make your wedding ceremony uniquely yours and for it to be memorable for years to come.
Andrea has lived in Greely, near Metcalfe, for over 25 years. While working full-time and raising a family, she completed a degree in Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Now she enjoys conducting life celebrations in her role as an appointed designated minister. Andrea has always done volunteer work in some capacity and always will. She is a long time supporter of the United Way and for the past ten years she has focused her activities around children and sports. Go Metcalfe Jets!! Andrea is a positive, cheerful and helpful officiant who will work with you to get you started on the path to a perfect wedding ceremony.
Jean is a true people person. With him, it will feel like your wedding ceremony is performed by a long-time family friend! Fluently bilingual in French and English and a resident of Gatineau, this experienced Designated Minister is at his best speaking before a crowd, big or small. He will work with you to give your own personal touches to your ceremony. Diversity and inclusion are values dear to Jean’s heart; he received two awards for his work on Pride Week and an Inclusion Symposium. Jean enjoys the performing arts; from concerts at the NAC to being invited by his friend to watch and support his child’s dance competition. He is also the proud cat dad of Bokchoy, Pamplemousse and Ravioli.
Jody and his family have lived in the Ottawa area for many generations and the city holds a special place in his heart. A connoisseur of geek and pop culture, Jody is also an experienced actor, host and improviser. He’s quick with his wit and able to accommodate your wishes for a personalized wedding ceremony. He excels at creating and planning events and ensures everyone is having a good time. At the end of the day, he loves winding down in his Barrhaven home with his wife, mother-in-law and young daughter, with a cup of tea and one of their two cats on his lap.
Kathleen is a previous winner of the ‘Best Wedding Officiant in Ottawa and District’ award. She has many years of experience conducting weddings and it is her goal to help you relax and enjoy one of the most special days of your life. She will do her very best to help you make your wedding day all you want it to be. Kathleen is comfortable in any wedding setting. Prior to becoming a wedding officiant, she was a professional social worker having graduated from the four year program at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Kathleen is a professional in every sense of the word. Just read her testimonials!
Bill is an established and well-known resident of Metcalfe and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career before retirement. He has had the privilege of giving back to his community, most notably as President of the Metcalfe Agricultural Society, Chair of the Metcalfe Recreational Committee, Master of the Russell Masonic Lodge #479, and five years as President of the Metcalfe Jets Jr. B Hockey Team. He is frequently called upon as a speaker and presenter, and has worked with a broad cross section of cultures and people. Bill recognizes how important the wedding ceremony is to you as a couple, and his goal is to try to make it exceed all your expectations and needs.
Nicola who is licenced in Ontario and Quebec, lives in Gloucester and believes your wedding day should be celebrated the way you want it celebrated. She can help you with your choice of a bilingual (English/French) customized ceremony. Having worked as a birth and postpartum doula she has first-hand practice in supporting families at every stage and appreciates the importance of celebrating life's milestones. She is an experienced wedding officiant with a great voice and a nice sense of humour. Nicola considers it to be a privilege and honour to help you celebrate your special day.
Sue lives in the Hunt Club area of Ottawa and is an award winning wedding officiant. She joined our team in 2007, and receives so much positive feedback from couples. Your wedding day is a day you will never forget and, with her fantastic people skills, Sue will guide you through the process resulting in a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. You will be encouraged and supported as she works to make your wishes a reality. Sue, who is credentialed with Clergy Support Church, is also licenced to conduct weddings in Quebec.
Brigitte was recently crowned the ‘Officiant of the Year 2017 and 2018’ in Canada – Wedding Planning Institute of Canada. Brigitte is a fluently bilingual certified wedding planner and proud owner of Peak Planning Events. She has over 10 years of Wedding and Special Event Planning expertise and has been nominated for Best Wedding Planner in Ottawa 4 years in a row! This Ottawa native brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and her zest for life to everyone she meets. She can help you with every wedding detail, with the care and attention as if it were her own special day. Licenced both in Ontario and Quebec, Brigitte respects and honours all religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds. She is comfortable conducting French, English, bilingual or same-sex wedding ceremonies.
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